Richard Madaleno on Environment
Co-sponsored 25 new state wildlands areas
Legislative Summary: This Administration bill proposes the expansion of 14 wildland areas and the addition of 9 wildland areas under the State wildlands preservation system, resulting in an increase of approximately 21,887 acres.
The expansions and additions are located in Allegany, Baltimore, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Montgomery, Somerset, and Worcester counties. There are currently 29 separate wildlands designated, consisting of approximately 44,000 acres.
Generally, the wildland areas must be devoted to public purposes for recreational, scenic, scientific, educational, conservation, and historical use. Commercial enterprises and permanent roads, use of motorized equipment/vehicles/boats, and structures
are not allowed in the wildland areas
Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 47-0-0 on April 4; co-sponsored by Sen. Madaleno on Jan. 17 and voted YES; passed House 101-35-5 on April 7; passed by Gov. O`Malley on May 15 as HB 296.
Source: Maryland legislative voting records: SB 336
, Apr 5, 2014
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